Grateful Dead Live at Berkeley Community Theatre on 1972-08-25
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Cold Rain And Snow
Black Throated Wind
Beat It On Down The Line
The Frozen Logger
Friend Of The Devil
The Promised Land
Playing In The Band
The Other One
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|Cold Rain And Snow
|Black Throated Wind
|Beat It On Down The Line
|The Frozen Logger
|Friend Of The Devil
|The Promised Land
|Playing In The Band
|The Other One
-- Disc change is seamless
-- Thanks to Rob Eaton for lending me his Dats
-- Set 2 tape runs out at the end of The Other One
-- Bobby starts Weather Report Suite Prelude as Set 2 tape runs out
- 2008-07-16 23:02:45
- Dat (Sony R500) -> VXPocket v2 -> Samplitude Professional v10.1 -> FLAC
- Berkeley, CA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
Subject: Great show, but not better than Veneta!
Either way, there is room in this world for more than one Great Grateful Dead show so you can love more than one!
Keep on Truckin'!
Subject: Phil Octaver!?$
Biggest takeaway for me: Phil is using an octave effect for the whole show! Never heard him do that before.
Subject: Black Peter
The Sun it go up and then the Sun it go down brothers and sisters.
Subject: Superior to Veneta. Sorry
Other One jam (unfortunately truncated) covers same jazz-Dead ground (how wonderful it was in '72) as Veneta DS, but preferred because driving rhythm of the Other One provided for superior improvisational platform for the band than DS, IMO, during this period.
I have always thought that Veneta was overrated in the sense that it was not the 'greatest GD concert ever'. Yes, a great show -- as were practically *all* 72 shows -- but not superior to some of the other shows during this period, notably, the Thursday Stanley (9-28), and, I might add, this show.
A strong case can be made that 1972 was the peak year for GD. I have strong preferences for the sound of the band earlier (specifically early 69 and later 1970), but the band was at their most polished in 1972, and the musical taste of the band had not yet started to erode. Nothing in these 4 hour concerts was in poor taste. The worst one could say is that "I don't want to hear Mexicali Blues" or something similar. But outside of minor grievences like that, these concerts were beautiful things from start to finish. I was lucky enough to see 5 concerts from this post-Europe 72 period. The Veneta did not excel those shows. It was as good as some of them, perhaps superior in some regards to some, but not the best of late 72. Listen to this show and compare.
Subject: Take'er easy there
Subject: four and a half stars
Minus half a star for Donna's "contribution" to an otherwise beautiful PITB
Subject: "From Marin County, The Grateful Dead"
But Bob does really cool guitar work on Friend of the Devil (may be the best one I've heard, certainly up there) and it's mixed really nicely and isolated so you can hear it.
Overall, a top tier recording and performance!
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" August 25, 1972 at the Berkeley Community Theater, Berkeley California, U.S.A.
#############_"Smokin'_72_GRATEFUL DEAD Show"
I highly recommend adding this show to your 1972 GRATEFUL DEAD collection. I did.
5 Star Performance
5 Star Recording
5 Star Mix
Well rehearsed and performed. Filled with magical moments throughout. It doesnt' sound like a show with high-energy and out-of-control excitement, it sounds like a show of composure, focus and intensity. Except for "Bertha" where Garcia forgets the lyrics, oh yeah...one of those versions.
Phil takes a two and a half minute bass solo at the end of "Truckin'" that takes us into "The Other One".
Get it while you can, get it while it's free, get it now or you'll be sorry.
Eat, Drink, Be Merry and Listen to the GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the Love.
"Merry Christmas, folks"
PS: The Internet Archive recommends RealPlayer for streaming and downloading, and you can watch live performances of the GRATEFUL DEAD at www.youtube.com.
What will these kids think of next?
Subject: Lovely sounding recording!
Wonderful to relive this night, the conclusion of a great run and the show before the famous one in Oregon. Nice to have more of it surface and then get the CM treatment!
Subject: Sounds amazing!
This source sounds incredible, period. There are some minor crackles here and there but overall it's full and balanced... its like Jerry is singing into my ear through my headphones. Incredible stuff! If you haven't already, head to the torrent sites and pick up the lossless version. Well worth the hard drive space!
Subject: frozen logger?
Now, far be it from me to criticize any tape or recording that people do here - it's all such wonderful work. But i am wondering why this set list- complete up til The Other One in Deadbase, has no mention whatsoever of the Frozen Logger being played here?
Also, at least on this version here, the source sounds quite different than the rest of the show. Its much quiter then the rest of the set.
Is it possible this song does not belong to this set list?
Om a side note - a song i barely ever consider giving much mention to - BIODTL- is pretty rockin on here. Love the banter before hand.
Subject: Built For Comfort
Regardless, I vividly recall this as being my personal favorite show (that I attended) for many years. Listening to it now makes me shift my allegiances back again. Everybody raves about the 8-27 Veneta, and that's a great show, but I think this one is superior. Everything about the sound and performance depicts a band at total ease and in their most creative groove.
I do not know the accuracy of the story, but supposedly there was a mixup. Bear was fresh out of prison and not completely up to snuff on the GD's protocol and procedure. Betty thought Bear was handling it and Bear thought that Betty was handling it and somehow, while packing up for the tour that afternoon, they forgot to include enough 2 track tape for the machines for that night.
Now, I see this????? I don't believe it, unless Bear recorded it on his own machine and gave the tapes to Betty who threw them out and Rob Eaton came up with them? This mystery is in sore need of an explanation, but alas...
'Twas a very special night for me. The tickets I got sat me directly next to Bear while he mixed the front of house. The man was in particularly good cheer that night and very cordial, and we chatted before, during (at break) and after the show about mixing sound. In that one night he taught me and showed me more about live audio mixing than I have learned in the past 35 years. What he taught me I still practice to salubrious result.
The band was well-rehearsed and firing on all cylinders. The acoustics were absolutely immaculate. Bear was "the" master at mixing and he got the vocals sounding at their very peak that night. You could hear every nuance of every syllable and the band sang harmony with extreme command.
Times have certainly changed and now when I go to a Dead-related show I go early, wait in line and dash to the mosh pit in front of stage, but, at the time, in 1972, I was 22 and sitting on top of the world. I was one of those mysterious Dead Heads who liked to sit down in an assigned seat. I was...